Review: Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 3
by Julie Perez
“This is Jon Snow”
I’ll be frank; I was afraid that Season 6 was going to be a set-up season. I was worried that we would spend all shortened-season slowly getting to the action but I am happy to report that it is not the case. We are currently living our most dramatic lives with this show and I absolutely love it. Here is a recap full of spoilers:
Jon Snow and Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons finally came face to face and it was one of the most satisfying scenes yet. Cersei is a straight savage but anyone else waiting for the moment her power-hungry ways end up ruining her? Bran and Sansa reunite in the North and suddenly I am obsessed with Sansa trying to understand the Three Eyed Raven situation, because I too struggle with completely understanding it. Grey Worm and the Unsullied take Casterly Rock. Lastly I need a shirt that says, “I want her to know it was me”. Lady Olenna Tyrell has been killed by a non-painful poison that Jamie gave her but not before she shook his entire world by admitting that it was she who killed Joffrey. I cannot wait to see the look on Cersei’s face when Jamie tells her it was Lady Olenna who killed the c*nt Joffrey.
This episode reminded me why it’s so difficult to keep up with the show; all of the anxiety, all of the time. Though the Jon Snow and Daenerys scene was satisfying, I will say that the scene brought her weaknesses to the forefront. She is so focused on ruling the seven kingdoms, since she believes that she is the rightful heir (because according to her she is the last Targaryen *cough*cough*) that the end goal blinds her and often she gets set back because she refuses to prepare for the unexpected. Since Jon Snow refused to bend at the knee, I’m excited to see how their relationship progresses (as long as it doesn’t involve the bedroom because we’ve already seen to much incest on this show).
It’s unfathomable to me that we are only 4 episodes from the finale, when I feel like there’s still so much that needs to be covered. When is Arya going to get back to Winterfell? Will the Starks be at the same place, at the same time ever? Will one of the dragons die? Will Cersei and Jamie normalize incest at King’s Landing? (Seriously, I could do without these scenes). I have too many questions and extremely afraid that we won’t get the answers by the end of the season.
I leave you with Olenna Tyrrell’s last words, “I want her to know it was me” (seriously, I need a shirt made with these words on it).